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Editorial Reviews


"One of the best defenses of a biblical world view currently available." -Dr. Mark Foley, PhD. President, University of Mobile

"A muscular defense of the Christian faith." - Washington Times ( Jeff Kuhner, columnist and host of the Kuhner Report - WRKO Boston.)

"A great job debunking evolutionists."
-Jerry McGlothlin - Executive Producer - A LONG WAY OFF

"Strong biblical and scientific case for the validity of Christianity."  - Dr. Ron Sturgis, CDR, CHC, US Navy

"A strong defense of the Christian faith!" - Dr. Dennis Brunet, PhD. Pastor, Adjunct Professor, NOBTS --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Carl Gallups is the long-time senior pastor of a Gulf Coast Baptist church (since 1987). He is a TOP 100 best selling author on Amazon. Carl is a former Florida law enforcement officer. He also is a talk radio host with a large national and international audience (since 2002).  He is a graduate of the Florida Police Training Academy,  Florida State University, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Carl also serves on the Board of Regents at the University of Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama.

Carl' ministry and/or his books (WND Books - Washington D.C.)  have been featured on major national and international television and radio programs and in notable print media ( Washington Times, World Tribune,, Jewish Voice Today magazine, Charisma magazine, Fox News, The Christian Post, the Drudge Report, several university publications, regional newspapers, etc.).

Carl is the founder of the Internet PNN News and Ministry Network ( and is a guest commentator on prominent radio and television programming regarding geopolitical matters, biblical issues, and prophecy observations. Carl is a frequent contributor for Find out more about Carl Gallups at


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 223 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books; 1 edition (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936488523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936488520
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #490,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Carl Gallups has entered the Bible prophecy community like a comet, reeling off one bestselling book after another. Carl is a prolific thinker and author."
- Jim Fletcher, Director of the Prophecy Matters apologetics group, author, book critic, and many years in the book publishing industry.

Carl Gallups - is the senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, FL (since 1987), an Amazon Top 60 best selling author, and a conservative talk radio host heard nationally and internationally (since 2002). He is also a TV, radio, and print media guest commentator, and a former decorated Florida law enforcement officer. Carl is the founder of PNN [PPSIMMONS News and Ministry Network], and a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. He is a graduate of the Florida Police Training Academy, Florida State University, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

Carl has appeared on (among many other media outlets) the Alan Colmes Show (Fox News Radio), The Kuhner Report (WRKO - Boston), The Andrea Tantaros Show (Fox News THE FIVE Analyst - Sam Sorbo guest hosting),The Sam Sorbo Show, The MANCOW Show, The Jim Bakker Show, The TCT Network, Atlanta Live TV, The Herman and Sharon Show, Pat Boone and PTL (TBN), Dwight Thompson and PTL (TBN), SKYWATCH TV - with Tom Horn and Gary Stearman, The Janet Mefferd Show, Christ In Prophecy TV, Dove TV, Janet Parshall, Bill Martinez Live, Kirby Anderson's Point of View, American Heartland with Dr. Grace Vuoto, Stand Up For Truth Radio, Morning Drive with Doug Kellett- Raleigh NC, The Joe Miller Show - KOAN "Hot Talk," The Pat Williams Show - 96.5 Orlando, The IRN/USA Radio Talk, The TRN Radio Network, The Katherine Albrecht Show, Coast To Coast AM With George Noory, Coast to Coast AM With Richard Syrett, Caravan To Midnight with John B. Wells, The Peter Boyles Show, Messiah's Branch Radio, Rush To Reason with John Rush, YES FM with Tommy Briggs, and the Richard Syrett Show (Toronto). Articles about Carl's ministry and/or his books have also been published in Charisma Magazine, FOX News website, The Drudge Report, Jewish Voice Today, and The Christian Post.

Carl has supplied entire chapters and/or chapter material to the books of three other nationally recognized best selling authors: Cheryl Chumbley, Gregg Jackson, and Tom Horn.

Carl has been heavily featured on major national and international Christian cable TV networks including: TBN, TCT, GEB, Daystar, DOVE TV, CTN, World Harvest, Angel One/Sky Angel, JOY TV, as well as dozens of broadcast channels from coast to coast.

Carl's best selling books have been reviewed and/or noted in The Washington Times, The World Tribune,, various newspapers, Fox News Radio, Western, Charisma Magazine, and several university publications. Carl has written for the Jewish Voice Today magazine,, and several newspapers. He also serves as a frequent political and biblical commentator for Carl has preached live to many tens of thousands of people from coast to coast including Hawaii and Alaska, and also in Canada, Israel, and Peru. Carl has also preached in Morningside Church services (Jim Bakker Show) which livestreams to hundreds of thousands of viewers each service. - Author's LINKEDIN page - Author's main Website -THE MAGIC MAN IN THE SKY - Website - THE RABBI WHO FOUND MESSIAH - Website - FINAL WARNING - Website


"One of the greatest books of our day. You need to read Final Warning!"
- Jim Bakker (The Jim Bakker Show)

"Everybody ought to have this! Christians and Jews need this book! (The Rabbi Who Found Messiah)
- Pat Boone, HOST of TBN Praise The Lord

"If you have a passion to study the subject of the end times, you will love Final Warning. Prepare to be challenged."
- Joel Richardson, New York Times best-selling author

"Once in a great while a book comes out that has the touch of God upon it to such an extent the reader is forever changed. Final Warning is a must for everyone who is seeking the truth. Pastor Carl Gallups takes a clear look into God's Word. He has done a masterful job in revealing the truth about the end times."
- Zev Porat, Founder and CEO of Messiah of Israel Ministries

"Carl Gallups is quickly emerging as one of the most passionate and courageous talk show hosts in the country. He is absolutely fearless."
- Jeff Kuhner, Kuhner Report (WRKO) and former correspondent for the Washington Times.

With great skill, scholarship, and penetrating Scriptural insights, Carl Gallups explodes one of the biggest bombshells of our lifetime with The Rabbi Who Found Messiah. This is a must-read for anyone who takes God seriously.
- Dr. Chuck Missler, Author, Conference Speaker, Founder - Koinonia House Ministry

"Few authors articulate the intellectual condition of the church as clearly and effectively as does Carl Gallups in his new book, The Magic Man in the Sky. I solidly endorse Gallups' work."
-Dr. Mark Foley, Ph.D., President, University of Mobile

Carl Gallups is a Pastor with PASSION! Magic Man In The Sky will introduce many to what we (his friends and colleagues) already know...Carl Gallups is a man on a mission! I welcome Gallups' boldness in bringing clarity to this ongoing debate." - Dr. John Roger Breland - FOUNDER (World Renowned Group - TRUTH), Exec.Dir. - Center for Performing Arts University of Mobile - Mobile, Ala.less

"I read THE RABBI WHO FOUND MESSIAH in 2 days. I could not put it down. I found it fascinating. I consider myself someone at least superficially familiar with the state of Israeli politics and culture but still learned so much. It gave me new insights, fresh perspectives, and opened my eyes to additional things to watch in Israel (as a believer in literal Biblical prophecy)." - Joel Phares MD FACC - Arrington, TN

"When a much loved Jewish Rabbi dies at 106 years of age, shortly after leaving a secret message revealing the true identity of the Messiah of Israel, it is news of worldwide significance. This is a well-written story worth reading! "
- Dr. Tim LeHaye NYT bestselling author of the LEFT BEHIND series

Carl Gallups just grabbed a "half-nelson" on this story. He "owns" this story! "I've got to give (Carl) a big congratulations! - Mazel Tov!"
- Barry Farber - TV and Radio media icon -The Barry Farber Show

"This (Rabbi Who Found Messiah) is amazing! When I was reading the book...I couldn't put it down!" - George Noory, HOST - Coast To Coast AM

"Carl is a master communicator, both orally and in writing. And he has a gift of being able to provide biblical interpretations to contemporary national and international issues." - Dr. David Reagan, President Lamb and Lion Ministries/Christ In Prophecy TV

"I have read his book THE RABBI WHO FOUND MESSIAH...I want this to stick in your heads...Rev. Gallups is very, very, very, ...I'll say it again - very clear on all of this. There are not inconsistencies here...he is reporting on the facts as he sees them." - Alan Eisenberg - The Alan Eisenberg Show

"Carl Gallups has created a work as unique as the man himself. In The Magic Man in the Sky, Carl Gallups takes the reader into a real world setting to which he can easily relate."
- Dr. Dennis Brunet (Ph.D.) Adjunct Professor - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Senior Pastor - Midway Baptist Church Midway, Fl

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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on January 21, 2013
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I actually would give this book 3 and a half stars. I'm very familiar with the work of Pastor Carl Gallups through his ministry on Youtube. I frequently view his videos and ever since he announced this book, he's promoted it like crazy. In one interview, he stated that it is not only a Christian apologetics book, but a book aimed at atheists and agnostics. I just finished reading it, and I'd like to discuss what I disliked first.

I don't think any atheist would read this book from cover to cover. Not necessarily because they'll scoff at his evidence, but simply because I feel Carl takes too many shots at atheists. By that I mean he overgeneralizes the secular community by assuming all of them willfully choose to deny and try to refute the existence of God. Not all secularists believe in the evolutionary theory, let alone accept it as fact. I just feel that he could have spoke of them a little bit more objectively. He could have also done a better job convincing the reader why Christianity is the only true religion.

I study Christian apologetics a lot so most of what I read were things I already knew. That's why I personally feel the book wasn't that groundbreaking. Let me discuss the things I did like though.

He made some very good points showing the evolutionary theory to be far from settled science. It actually makes a lot of sense why he and a lot of other Christians claim evolution to be a religion. Read the book to understand how. I also liked how he ties in Christian beliefs and real science with vivid and thought-provoking analogies. He had quite a few great arguments against the common questions atheists and agnostics ask like "Why would God allow evil and suffering in the world if He's good?
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39 of 51 people found the following review helpful By EUGENE J. RALPH on June 14, 2012
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The Magic Man in the Sky is an insightful, entertaining defense of the Christian faith. Carl Gallups delivers a dynamic, unapologetic stance for God and Intelligent Design. He uses science(such as quantum physics), analogies, the Scripture, and history to show the irrefutable proof of God's existence. Never again let an atheist tell you that you can't prove the existence of God! The Christian reader will be encouraged to find that the Bible can be proven and the evidence God has displayed in History as well as His creation. The reader who is unsure of God's existence will be given undeniable proof and God's plan for salvation. This book will certainly be enjoyed by all who read it!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on April 22, 2013
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I really liked this book. Good factual substance written clearly enough for a part time reader like myself. Not only did it help build my faith, but allow some solid answers for my non Christian friends. There are several people who begin a faith in Christ because someone gave them this book.If you are a christian, I would recommend getting two, one for yourself and another for that person you would want to reach.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Bartlett on March 26, 2015
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A chapter by chapter review series of this book by Steve Shives is on YouTube:
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie Gaffney on November 20, 2013
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A relevant book for those who wish to deepen their faith and know that their faith is based on truth, historical facts, true scientific information and logical thinking. It is a great book on apologetics - giving a defense for the Christian faith. I would have liked the author to use a more modern version of the Bible when he included quotes as the old King James version (which he used) can be cumbersome to read and takes longer to digest. Overall I enjoyed and found this book easy reading, interesting with thought-provoking examples.
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I wasn't sure whether to give this book one star or three, since it's either the worst kind of preaching-to-the-choir apologist tripe or a fairly competent parody thereof. Poe's Law tells us that distinguishing between the two is often impossible, and so I have to assume that the author was sincere in his efforts to defend his faith. He does so in a manner consistent with the rest of the field--with spectacular failure.

Chapter 6: "The Straw Man" is the part of the book that made me start to think Gallups was being facetious. He described very accurately what a straw man argument entails, explained exactly why it's fallacious, and he even looked down on it as dishonest and sneaky... which it is! He gave several examples of straw men at work. What he didn't do is offer any defense for why he'd blatantly engaged in this fallacy several times in the book up to that point--including several incidents that match up precisely to examples he gave. Then, at the end of the chapter, he gleefully set up another straw man on top of a straw man that was set up by a straw man character he created at the beginning of the book. And then he breathlessly promised to spend the rest of the book knocking down that straw man, despite the fact that it's propped up so firmly by his other straw men.

But don't take my word for it. As of the time I'm submitting this review, you can read the entirety of chapters 1 and 6 in the "look inside" preview that Amazon provides. See the hypocrisy and irony--of which the author seems so oblivious--for yourself.
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